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When I download .crx files, I try to run them, and I get a pop-up saying, "Could not open crx file for reading."

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When I download .crx files, I try to run them, and I get a pop-up saying, "Could not open crx file for reading." gje96fcb 10/12/09 8:29 AM
Google Chrome version (type in about:version into the address bar):3.0.195.25
Operating System:Windows Vista
URLs (if applicable):
Error Message:Extension Install Error: Could not open crx file for reading.
Steps to Reproduce: Download any .crx file, run it.
Expected Result: Error message listed above.
Observed Result: Same as expected result.2009-10-13

Okay, now the error message is: Extension Install Error: Invalid value for 'permissions[0].'

Re: When I download .crx files, I try to run them, and I get a pop-up saying, "Could not open crx file for reading." wár17 § 10/12/09 9:42 AM
What program do you have to read CRX file?  Right click on the file and select Open With. Select the program. Check the box Always use this program to open this type of file.
Re: When I download .crx files, I try to run them, and I get a pop-up saying, "Could not open crx file for reading." Skywalkertw 10/23/09 3:58 AM
My problem was similar, and I tried recreating a new browser user profile, but this didn't work for me.
But through trial and error, I found that changing the default download path sort of breaks the integration between chrome and .crx files. (on my machine, at least)
I changed it back to default, and crx extensions now work for me.
Re: When I download .crx files, I try to run them, and I get a pop-up saying, "Could not open crx file for reading." Sonkido 10/26/09 2:05 AM
I have the same problem, I've reverted to the default download path, but .crx files are still not recognized. What can I do? What programs should I use?
Re: When I download .crx files, I try to run them, and I get a pop-up saying, "Could not open crx file for reading." segfault 10/26/09 8:56 AM
Sonkido, you will probably need to to a clean reinstall.  Follow the manual uninstall directions below to clear your user data and reinstall the dev channel
Re: When I download .crx files, I try to run them, and I get a pop-up saying, "Could not open crx file for reading." segfault 10/26/09 9:06 AM
>>Okay, now the error message is: Extension Install Error: Invalid value for 'permissions[0].' 10/12/09

gje96fcb, your problem is now that the crx extension you are installing is invalid or not compatible with your version.  Switch to the dev channel and if it still fails, contact the extension developer.
Re: When I download .crx files, I try to run them, and I get a pop-up saying, "Could not open crx file for reading." mhantholz 11/4/09 4:32 PM
***WHAT*** is everone talking about here ???
I'm getting the Error 6 code---
[Extension Install Error:"Could not open .crx file for reading"]
 with a Google THEME StarGazing.crx that I downloaded .

Worked the *first* time I got the Theme, but this time the browser
locked/crashed/reStart on its own without my Options and would re-install
StarGazing.crx. Error 6 every time---***WHAT*** is Error 6 in relation to Themes ???

MATTHEW H. DAVIDSON
mhan...@gmail.com
Re: When I download .crx files, I try to run them, and I get a pop-up saying, "Could not open crx file for reading." vaakash 11/7/09 2:56 AM
I am too getting the same error
Re: When I download .crx files, I try to run them, and I get a pop-up saying, "Could not open crx file for reading." LaBarba 12/16/10 1:07 PM
I was getting the error: "Could not open crx file for reading". I just opened up the browser theme through "open in a different window" and it worked. I don't know why, but it did...
Re: When I download .crx files, I try to run them, and I get a pop-up saying, "Could not open crx file for reading." DJ Thunderlord 3/24/11 4:56 PM
I get similar error a when i try to download to install on my linux machine I have Instaled around 20few extensions and I gettin a Invalid crx header btw I'm using chromium 6 on linux ! And now can install new extensions I think that is somethin with temp files I check it
Re: When I download .crx files, I try to run them, and I get a pop-up saying, "Could not open crx file for reading." DJ Thunderlord 3/24/11 5:06 PM
Yeah I changed download location from fat32 directory to a directory with only my permisions and install works now ! It is basically something about permisions to auto run in other directory
Re: When I download .crx files, I try to run them, and I get a pop-up saying, "Could not open crx file for reading." Saifhoda 7/28/11 3:43 AM
To install a file with CRX extention on Google chrome follow the below steps.
1). Double click on the file (.crx).
2). An Open dialog box will come up.
3). Choose the Google Chrome icon

This process will help you install your new Google Chrome themes.
Re: When I download .crx files, I try to run them, and I get a pop-up saying, "Could not open crx file for reading." deviantartfan1 9/13/11 4:26 PM
I found out!

IF you have Windows 7 (just in case)

You'll get a window saying "Windows could Not Open The File."

#1: Click the bubble that allows you to select an installed program (Second Bubble)
#2: Click "Ok".
#3: If it's in the list click "Google Chrome" and click ok, then i should open through google chrome. Then Check the bar below for conformation to install the theme.

#4: IF the program did NOT show up in the list, follow the following steps.

#1a: Go back to steps one and two.
#1b: select "Browse..."

#2a: Click the file address bar. (The one that goes something like this, "OS: - Users - *User* - Downloads"
#2b: Hopefully the program application file is in it's default space which will be this: C:\Users\*USER*\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application
#2c: Click the application "google chrome" and then click ok.

#3: Click ok after Google Chrome is selected, and .crx file should be opened with Google Chrome. ( I THINK that this applies to Vista as well.

DONE!


:) I hope this helps, gje96fcb.
Re: When I download .crx files, I try to run them, and I get a pop-up saying, "Could not open crx file for reading." hon ming 11/5/11 4:46 AM
please..i need some1 help....why i try to istall the extension ...after click istall than the file being downloaded...but it didnt work on my chrome...
i've try to uninstall chrome then install back..but still nothing chge...
Re: When I download .crx files, I try to run them, and I get a pop-up saying, "Could not open crx file for reading." wár17 § 11/5/11 8:32 AM
hon_ming, Did you try the suggested posted above your post?
Re: When I download .crx files, I try to run them, and I get a pop-up saying, "Could not open crx file for reading." Seeker07 11/6/11 8:05 PM
I was having the same problem, but I fixed it by copying the address of the .crx file in my computer and pasting it to Google Chrome's web address bar. It might work for you.
Re: When I download .crx files, I try to run them, and I get a pop-up saying, "Could not open crx file for reading." RichMoly 12/1/11 2:40 AM
I've tried all of the above options (under Chrome 15.0.874.121 m), and all that happens is that Google opens a 'Save As' dialogue to save the identical .CRX (extension) file back out again. There is no mention of/attempt at installation (I DO have a couple of extensions already, so clearly it is posssible).

Using '+ ADD TO CHROME' and 'Install' on the Chrome Web Store opens a 'Save As' dialogue too, hence these pesky (useless?) .CRX files.
Re: When I download .crx files, I try to run them, and I get a pop-up saying, "Could not open crx file for reading." RichMoly 12/1/11 3:24 AM
I lied! I hadn't tried Skywalkertw's tip.

Looking at http://www.google.com/support/chrome/bin/answer.py?answer=95574 I searched for the location for the default downloads folder... having failed to find it manually I then used Windows' 'Search' (remember when that used to be called 'Find'?!).

The nearest result found (after waiting ages whilst 'Search' thrashed my hard drive!) was 'D:\My Documents\Downloads', so I set that as default (Options > Under the Bonnet > Downloads) and yay, installing via Chrome Web Store now appears to work :-) but copying .CRX files into that folder and running them gives an 'Extension Installation Failure' error box with the message "Package is invalid: ' CRX_FILE_NOT_READABLE'." :-(

Soooo... all I have to do now is figure out what extensions all these cryptic 'extension_1_0.crx', etc. files are, and load them all over again via the Web Store... doh!
Re: When I download .crx files, I try to run them, and I get a pop-up saying, "Could not open crx file for reading." RichMoly 12/1/11 3:33 AM
P.S.Thanks go to Skywalkertw, and all of you, for the help, I hope my own ramblings assist others :-)
Re: When I download .crx files, I try to run them, and I get a pop-up saying, "Could not open crx file for reading." RichMoly 12/2/11 3:12 AM
A day later, and I've just tried dragging a CRX file into the URL again, and it's now working!

Clearly resetting the downloads directory (as mentioned above), coupled with restarting the PC/Chrome, has done the trick!

I've been able to successfully 'Install' all those CRX files that I'd previously downloaded, and they all appear in Options (as a shortcut, enter chrome://settings/extensionSettings into the URL).
Re: When I download .crx files, I try to run them, and I get a pop-up saying, "Could not open crx file for reading." Atem Mading 11/24/12 2:29 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPEdYKdBsR0
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